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Event Announcement Archive (2016)

The Bay Area Orienteering Club has been holding orienteering events for many years, and this archive of pre-event announcements comes in handy for planning future events. The announcements for recent years are stored on our wiki, and can be viewed below by selecting the year and pressing the reload button (or by following these links: 2019 (http://baoc.org/wiki/Archive?year=2019), 2018 (http://baoc.org/wiki/Archive?year=2018), 2017 (http://baoc.org/wiki/Archive?year=2017), 2016 (http://baoc.org/wiki/Archive?year=2016), 2015 (http://baoc.org/wiki/Archive?year=2015), 2014 (http://baoc.org/wiki/Archive?year=2014), 2013 (http://baoc.org/wiki/Archive?year=2013), 2012 (http://baoc.org/wiki/Archive?year=2012), 2011 (http://baoc.org/wiki/Archive?year=2011), 2010 (http://baoc.org/wiki/Archive?year=2010), 2009 (http://baoc.org/wiki/Archive?year=2009), 2008 (http://baoc.org/wiki/Archive?year=2008), 2007 (http://baoc.org/wiki/Archive?year=2007), 2006 (http://baoc.org/wiki/Archive?year=2006), 2005 (http://baoc.org/wiki/Archive?year=2005)).

Even older event announcements for the following years are stored in their original format: 2004 (http://baoc.org/sched/s04/), 2003 (http://baoc.org/sched/s03/), 2002 (http://baoc.org/sched/s02/), 2001 (http://baoc.org/sched/s01/), 2000 (http://baoc.org/sched/s00/), 1999 (http://baoc.org/sched/s99/), 1998 (http://baoc.org/sched/s98/).

Please be aware that links to external web sites or email addresses may be out of date. The formatting of the pages varies, due to the fact that this web site has undergone a number of cosmetic changes over the years. If you know the name of the park where the event was held, but not the date, it may be easier to find by using the search box in the upper right-hand corner of this page.

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Date Event Name,
Location,
Type, and Notes
Event Director
or Contact
Course Setter(s)
Jan. 9
(Sat.)
Sierra Ski-O, Round 1, Day 1
Tahoe Cross Country Ski Area (Burton Creek), Lake Tahoe, CA
Truckee Orienteering Club (Truckee)
Ski-O; Ski Orienteering in the Tahoe Area (not a BAOC event)
Jan. 10
(Sun.)
Sierra Ski-O, Round 1, Day 2
Tahoe Donner Cross Country Ski Area, Truckee, CA
Truckee Orienteering Club (Truckee)
Ski-O; Ski Orienteering in the Tahoe Area (not a BAOC event)
Jan. 16 - 17 Anza-Borrego Desert State Park, Borrego Springs, CA San Diego Orienteering (SDO)
B; Classic courses Saturday AM; Maze-O Saturday PM; Goat & Lamb Sunday AM; REGISTRATION HAS CLOSED early because the permit limit has been reached; THERE WILL NOT BE REGISTRATION AT THE EVENT; please release your space if you decide not to go
Jan. 16 - 18 Georgia Navigator Cup, Gainesville, GA Georgia Orienteering Club (GAOC)
A; 2-day National Meet on Saturday and Sunday, Extreme-O on Monday
Jan. 23
(Sat.)
Folsum City Scramble, Folsom, CA - 916.481.2850
Gold Country Orienteers (GCO)
Dwight Freund (GCO)
C; City Score-O course suitable for beginner, intermediate, and advanced participants (not a BAOC event)
Jan. 24
(Sun.)
Bon Tempe Reservoir — Limited Event
Bon Tempe Reservoir, Fairfax, CA
- 415.378.6416 Greg Ehrensing
C; Low-key, "pop-up" event; LIMITED ATTENDANCE; RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
Jan. 30
(Sat.)
Berkeley Streets 'n Ladders
Berkeley, CA
- 510.681.6181
terraloco (tl)
Rex Winterbottom
5k, 10k map adventure courses — Wind your way through the picturesque neighborhoods of Solano Ave. up into the hills on a fun map adventure for teams of 1 to 5. Preregister for a discounted entry fee. (Not a BAOC event)
Jan. 31
(Sun.)
Presidio of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
- 415.456.8118 Janne Peltola,
Teija Lehmuskoski
C; Variety of courses for beginner and advanced participants; COOL event #1
Feb. 7
(Sun.)
Sunol Regional Wilderness
Sunol, CA
- 650.604.3760 Daniel Šebo,
Matej Šebo,
Lubomir Šebo
B; Full set of courses, from Beginner to Advanced; COOL event #2
Feb. 12 - 14 Vancouver Sprint Camp, Vancouver, BC, CA Greater Vancouver Orienteering Club (GVOC)
Training; Weekend jam-packed with Sprint training exercises, with a few races thrown in to practice those skills
Feb. 13
(Sat.)
Oakland Streets ’n Ladders
Oakland Hills, Oakland, CA
- 510.681.6181
terraloco (tl)
Rex Winterbottom
5k, 10k map adventure courses — Wind your way through the picturesque neighborhoods of Crocker Highlands and Piedmont on a fun map adventure for teams of 1 to 5. Preregister for a discounted entry fee. (Not a BAOC event)
Feb. 20 - 28 Southwest Spring Week, Southern Arizona Tucson Orienteering Club (TSN)
B; Events Saturday & Sunday in Catalina State Park on the north side of Tucson, fun events throughout the week, ends around Phoenix with events at Robbins Butte and Papago Park
Feb. 21
(Sun.)
Lake Herman Recreation Area
Benicia, CA
- 925.934.6567 Gavin Wyatt-Mair
C; Regional event with seven point-to-point courses; COOL event #3
Feb. 27
(Sat.)
University of California
Berkeley, CA
- 510.407.1876 Holly Gaston
C; Beginner/Novice, Sprint, and Middle-distance courses on the beautiful Cal Campus; COOL event #4
Feb. 27
(Sat.)
Sierra Ski-O, Round 2, Day 1
Royal Gorge Cross Country, Soda Springs, CA
Truckee Orienteering Club (Truckee)
Ski-O; Ski Orienteering in the Tahoe Area (not a BAOC event)
Feb. 28
(Sun.)
Sierra Ski-O, Round 2, Day 2
Auburn Ski Club Training Center, Soda Springs, CA
Truckee Orienteering Club (Truckee)
Ski-O; Ski Orienteering in the Tahoe Area (not a BAOC event)
Mar. 8
(Tue.)
BAOC Board Meeting
William Walker Recreation Center, Foster City, CA
- 408.313.3753,
- 510.407.1876
Quarterly meeting of the Board of Directors—7:00-10:00 PM; free pizza and salad will be available at 6:30—All club members and other interested people are welcome
Mar. 11 - 13 N.A. & U.S. Ski-O Championship; Presque Isle, ME Cambridge Sports Union (CSU)
A; Elite races will be at the highest competitive level and World Ranking Events, and all age groups and classes will enjoy appropriately challenging courses.
Mar. 12
(Sat.)
Rossmoor Bar
Rancho Cordova, CA
- 916.408.8052
Gold Country Orienteers (GCO)
Jana Dvorak (GCO),
Matej Urban (GCO)
B; 5-course event, with courses for beginners through advanced
Mar. 13
(Sun.)
Oyster Bay Regional Shoreline
San Leandro, CA
- 510.407.1876 Jay Hann
C; Beginner courses and more; COOL event #5
Mar. 18 - 20 2016 U.S. Individual Championships
Morgan Territory Regional Preserve and Mills College, Livermore and Oakland, CA
- 650.281.5280 Graham Brew,
Christine Brew,
Steve Harrison
A; This event will have Middle, Long, and Sprint events on consecutive days
Mar. 26
(Sat.)
TrailCross Shadow Cliffs, Pleasanton, CA - 510.681.6181
terraloco (tl)
Rex Winterbottom
5k map adventure course with wildflowers, lakes, oaks, creeks, knolls, and 10 checkpoints along the trails. Follow a map to find the checkpoints, or maybe follow the person in front of you. Preregister for a discounted entry fee. (Not a BAOC event)
Apr. 1 - 3 Flying Pig XX, Harrison, OH Orienteering Club of Cincinnati (OCIN)
A; U.S. Interscholastic/Intercollegiate Championships; Friday afternoon Middle or Sprint, Saturday and Sunday will be Classic distance (entry deadlines: March 6 & 20)
Apr. 9
(Sat.)
TrailCross Pt. Pinole, Richmond, CA - 510.681.6181
terraloco (tl)
Rex Winterbottom
5k & 10k map adventure courses with spring wildflowers, bay vistas, and 10 checkpoints along the trails. Follow a map to find the checkpoints, or maybe follow the person in front of you. Preregister for a discounted entry fee. (Not a BAOC event)
Apr. 10
(Sun.)
Mississippi Bar
Fair Oaks, CA
- 209.295.6261
Gold Country Orienteers (GCO)
Dan Rathbun (GCO),
Mats Jansson (GCO),
Alan Walls (GCO)
B; 5-course event, with courses for beginners through advanced, plus a Mountain Bike-O
Apr. 16
(Sat.)
Course Setting Clinic, San Rafael, CA
10-4 PM; How to designing beginner, intermediate, and advanced courses; Preregistration required
Apr. 16 - 17 2016 Troll Cup: High Rock, Foxborough, MA New England Orienteering Club (NEOC)
A; 2-day National Meet with two Middle-distance races on Saturday and a Classic-distance race on Sunday
Apr. 17
(Sun.)
Point Pinole Regional Shoreline
Richmond, CA
- 925.862.2978 Steve Gregg
C; Beginner and intermediate courses at a popular "fast" venue
Apr. 23 - 24 Annual West Point National Meet; West Point, NY U.S. Military Academy Orienteering Club (USMAOC)
A; Tentative event; Possibly JWOC team trials, possibly WOC team trials
Apr. 24
(Sun.)
2016 Nav-X Challenge Series Rogaine
Briones Regional Park, Lafayette, CA
- 916.220.0224 Bill Cusworth (GCO),
Heidi Cusworth (GCO)
Rogaine; 2-hour & 4-hour classes; No beginner courses; Joint event with Gold Country Orienteers
Apr. 30
(Sat.)
Mission Artscape; Mission District of San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
- 510.681.6181
terraloco (tl)
Rex Winterbottom
5k, 10k map adventure courses -- In teams of 1 to 5, find your way on foot to colorful alleys and painted buildings, discovering the street art of the Mission District in San Francisco. Preregister for a discounted entry fee. (Not a BAOC event)
May. 1
(Sun.)
Teaching Basics of Orienteering
Golden Gate Park, San Francisco, CA
10 AM-1 PM; How to present beginner clinics; Preregistration required
May. 7
(Sat.)
BAOC Annual General Meeting
Indian Valley Open Space Preserve, Novato, CA
- 408.313.3753,
- 510.407.1876
Annual membership meeting and election of officers
May. 7
(Sat.)
Indian Valley Open Space Preserve
Novato, CA
- 415.895.6039 Martin Kunz
B; Full complement of courses, beginner through advanced
May. 15
(Sun.)
2016 Nav-X Challenge Series Rogaine
Big Basin Redwoods State Park, Boulder Creek, CA
- 650.766.0516 Misha Kreslavsky
Rogaine; 2-hour & 4-hour classes; No beginner courses
May. 15
(Sun.)
Sierra College
Rocklin, CA
- 916.408.8052
Gold Country Orienteers (GCO)
Marsha Jacobs
C; Campus/urban event with beginner and intermediate courses
Jun. 7
(Tue.)
BAOC Board Meeting
William Walker Recreation Center, Foster City, CA
- 650.281.5280,
- 510.407.1876
Quarterly meeting of the Board of Directors—7:00-10:00 PM; free pizza and salad will be available at 6:30—All club members and other interested people are welcome
Jun. 9 - 12 2016 Boston Sprint Camp; Boston, MA Cambridge Sports Union (CSU)
Training; Full sprint camp and "sprint camp lite"; limited to 60 participants
Jun. 11
(Sat.)
TrailCross Joaquin Miller
Joaquin Miller Park, Oakland, CA
- 510.681.6181
terraloco (tl)
Rex Winterbottom
5k & 10k map adventure courses through redwoods, a meadow or two, and 10 checkpoints along the trails. Follow a map to find the checkpoints, or maybe follow the person in front of you. Preregister for a discounted entry fee. (Not a BAOC event)
Jun. 18 - 19 Jukola & Venla 2016; Lappeenranta, South Karelia, Finland
A; Annual men's overnight relay event (Jukola), and women's daytime relay event (Venla)
Jun. 25 - 26 Mt Pinos; Frazier Park, CA Los Angeles Orienteering Club (LAOC)
B; Popular annual event in the Los Padres National Forest; standard beginner through advanced courses both days (preregistration ends June 22; event-day registration will be possible) (Not a BAOC event)
Jun. 29 - Jul. 4 Rocky Mountain Orienteering Festival; Laramie, WY Rocky Mountain Orienteering Club (RMOC)
A; 3 days of Laramie Daze training (6/29-7/1) and 3 national-event ranking days (7/2-7/4); this event will be the 2016 Western States Orienteering Championships (entry deadlines: June 15 & 24)
Jul. 4
(Mon.)
Bay 2 Bankers 4
San Francisco, CA
- 510.681.6181
terraloco (tl)
Rex Winterbottom
5 km & 10 km map adventure courses. Get your Independence Day workout! Find your way on foot to cool hidden spots around downtown, North Beach, and Chinatown. Great fun for teams of 1 to 5. Preregister for discounted fee. (Not a BAOC event)
Jul. 9 - 15 JWOC: Junior World Orienteering Championships; Engadin, Switzerland
A; Annual international championship event for juniors
Jul. 10 - 16 O'France 2016; Plateau du Larzac, France
A; Sprint, Long, Long, Middle, Middle, and Long (chasing start) events (entry deadline: May 30)
Jul. 16 - 23 Swiss O Week 2016; Saint Moritz, Switzerland
A; Prologue Sprint, four Long & two Middle events (three more events during preceding week) (entry deadline: May 31)
Jul. 17
(Sun.)
Bedwell Bayfront Park
Menlo Park, CA
- 408.313.3753 Nick Corsano,
Ann Marie Cody
C; White and Yellow beginner courses, and two independent Sprint courses
Jul. 23 - Aug. 1 Canadian & Western Canadian Championships; Calgary, Alberta, Canada
A; Icefield Parkway Orienteering Festival: Sprint, Middle, and Long events in the Jasper-Banff area (entry deadline: July 13)
Jul. 23 - 29 O'Ringen; Sälen, Sweden
A; World's largest orienteering event (entry deadline: July 20)
Jul. 23 - 24 World Rogaining Championships; Alice Springs, Australia
Rogaine; The name of the event says it all; at least eight Bay Area residents entered as of February 1!
Jul. 24 - 30 WMTBOC: World Mountain Bike Orienteering Championship; Aveiro-Coimbra, Portugal
Sprint, Middle, Long, and Relay events
Aug. 5 - 14 WMOC: World Masters Orienteering Championship; Tallinn, Estonia
A; Sprint qualification & final, two Long qualifications & final (entry deadline: July 11)
Aug. 13
(Sat.)
TrailCross Golden Gate Park
San Francisco, CA
- 510.681.6181
terraloco (tl)
Rex Winterbottom
5k, 10k map adventure courses — Trails, trails, trails, and a windmill or two; have fun in the western wilds of Golden Gate Park in teams of 1 to 5. Preregister for a discounted entry fee. (Not a BAOC event)
Aug. 20 - 28 ROC: Rocky Orienteering Circus; Strömstad-Tanum, Sweden
A; Public events in conjunction with the WOC; Sprint, three Middle & two Long events (entry deadline: August 15)
Aug. 20 - 28 WOC: World Orienteering Championships; Strömstad-Tanum, Sweden
A; Annual world championships (also see ROC public events)
Aug. 23 - 27 WTOC: World Trail Orienteering Championships; Strömstad-Tanum, Sweden
A; Annual world championships
Aug. 27 - 28 Nav-X High Sierra Rogaine
Sierra National Forest near Shaver Lake, CA
- 650.941.4184,
- 510.681.6181
Dennis Wilkinson
Rogaine; 4-, 8-, and 24-hour options; North American Rogaining Championships
Sep. 3
(Sat.)
Go Wild! San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
- 510.681.6181
terraloco (tl)
Rex Winterbottom
2 hr & 4 hr map adventure courses for teams of 1 to 5 on foot or bike; find your way to up to 40 checkpoints at rocky outcrops, rugged coast, and hidden groves; Preregister for a discounted entry fee (Not a BAOC event)
Sep. 10 - 11 Seattle Adventure Racing Tournament; Seattle, WA Cascade Orienteering Club (COC)
A; Six-race Sprint orienteering tournament over two days; limited to 80 participants (entry deadlines: July 31, Aug. 31)
Sep. 13
(Tue.)
BAOC Board Meeting
William Walker Recreation Center, Foster City, CA
- 650.281.5280,
- 510.407.1876
Quarterly meeting of the Board of Directors—7:00-10:00 PM; free pizza and salad will be available at 6:30—All club members and other interested people are welcome
Sep. 16 - 19 2016 U.S. Classic Championships; Pound Ridge, NY Hudson Valley Orienteering (HVO)
A; Two-day "Re-Run the Ridge" National Meet; Sprint relay event; updated map (entry deadline: Sept. 5)
Sep. 23 - 25 North American Orienteering Championships; Hanover, NH Up North Orienteers (UNO)
A; Biennial championships with Sprint, Sprint Relay, Middle, and Long courses (entry deadline: Sept. 16)
Oct. 1
(Sat.)
2016 NAV-X Challenge @ Pacheco
Pacheco State Park, Hollister, CA
- 916.220.0224 Mark Prior,
Mats Jansson (GCO)
Rogaine; 3- and 6-hour Rogaine/Score-O
Oct. 8
(Sat.)
Orangevale Community Park
Orangevale, CA
- 916.922.8671
Gold Country Orienteers (GCO)
Jennifer Kerr (GCO)
C; 3-course (White/Yellow/Orange) event for beginners through intermediate (NOTE: Date was Sept. 24)
Oct. 9
(Sun.)
Scout Orienteering (pre-registration required)
Tilden Regional Park, Berkeley, CA
- 925.934.6567 Steve Harrison
B; 24th annual Championships and Scout-O for all scout levels
Oct. 9
(Sun.)
Tilden Regional Park
Berkeley, CA
- 925.934.6567 Gavin Wyatt-Mair,
Steve Harrison
B; Open Event for non-Scouts — Regular 7-course BAOC event in conjunction with the Scout-O Championships
Oct. 15 - 16 Petrified Forest Rogaines; Petrified Forest National Park, 26 miles east of Holbrook, AZ Greater Phoenix Orienteering Club (GPHXO)
Rogaine; 4-hour Rogaine each day for individuals and teams of 2-4 people; NO ONSITE REGISTRATION (entry deadlines: October 1 & 10)
Oct. 16
(Sun.)
Huddart Park
Woodside, CA
- 650.321.9713 Matthias Kohler,
Nick Corsano
B; Standard 7-course B-meet in this beautiful redwood park
Oct. 23
(Sun.)
Granite Bay, Folsom Lake State Recreation Area
Granite Bay, CA
- 209.295.6261
Gold Country Orienteers (GCO)
Mats Jansson (GCO),
Alan Walls (GCO)
B; 5-course event, with courses for beginners through advanced, plus a Mountain Bike-O
Oct. 29
(Sat.)
Haunted Glen 5k, 10k; Alameda, CA - 510.681.6181
terraloco (tl)
Rex Winterbottom
Adventure through the decorated neighborhoods of Alameda in teams of 1 to 5, finding awesome displays, and answering multiple-choice questions. Costumes are encouraged! Preregister for a discounted entry fee. (Not a BAOC event.)
Nov. 6
(Sun.)
Deer Creek Hills, Rancho Murietta, CA - 916.220.0224
Gold Country Orienteers (GCO)
Bill Cusworth (GCO),
Heidi Cusworth (GCO)
Rogaine; 2- and 4-hour Rogaine (long Score-O); 5th event in the 2016 Nav-X Challenge Series
Nov. 13
(Sun.)
Camp Tamarancho
Fairfax, CA
- 415.456.8118 Graham Brew
B; We return to this open space after skipping several years
Nov. 20
(Sun.)
Sacramento Bar - CANCELLED
Fair Oaks, CA
Kathy Tegtmeier (GCO),

Gold Country Orienteers (GCO)
Jonas Libell (GCO)
This event has been cancelled, please check its page for details.
Nov. 20
(Sun.)
Go Wild! Red Rock; Red Rock Canyon State Park, Cantil, CA - 510.681.6181
terraloco (tl)
Rex Winterbottom
3 hr, 6 hr map adventure courses for teams of 1 to 5; find up to 35 checkpoints with enhanced USGS topographic maps; spectacular rock formations and beautiful desert vistas await; preregister for a discounted entry fee (Not a BAOC event)
Dec. 3 - 4 Bon Tempe Reservoir
Fairfax, CA
- 510.525.1574 George Minarik
C; Annual Volunteer Appreciation Event; LIMITED ATTENDANCE; RESERVATIONS REQUIRED
Dec. 6
(Tue.)
BAOC Board Meeting
William Walker Recreation Center, Foster City, CA
- 650.281.5280,
- 510.407.1876
Quarterly meeting of the Board of Directors—7:00-10:00 PM; free pizza and salad will be available at 6:30—All club members and other interested people are welcome
Dec. 9 - 11 Sprint San Francisco
San Francisco, CA
- 408.313.3753,
- 408.568.6740
Erin Schirm
A; Friday PM: Sprint Relay at Presidio of S.F. (Ft. Scott); Saturday AM: 3-round Sprint Tournament at Golden Gate Park (Old Speedway Meadow Picnic Area); Sunday AM: Sprint Qualification & Final at Presidio of S.F. (Main Post)
Dec. 10
(Sat.)
Folsom Holiday Scramble; Folsom, CA - 916.481.2850
Gold Country Orienteers (GCO)
Dwight Freund (GCO)
C; Urban event for beginners through advanced (NOTE THE DATE CHANGE — it was Dec. 11)
Dec. 17
(Sat.)
Willow Glen Holiday Lights
Willow Glen Neighborhood, San Jose, CA
- 650.365.4275 Brad Wetmore,
Tony Pinkham
C; 60- or 90-minute Light-O (Score-O) course and potluck social
Dec. 18
(Sun.)
21st Annual Golden Goat & Golden Kid
Sunol Regional Wilderness, Sunol, CA
François Léonard,
Nikolay Chukanov
Extra-long courses with mass starts; No beginner or intermediate courses
Dec. 26
(Mon.)
Holiday Hustle 5k, 10k
Oakland, CA
- 510.681.6181
terraloco (tl)
Rex Winterbottom
5k, 10k map adventure courses — In teams of 1 to 5, on foot or bike, enjoy a dazzling tour of the Oakland Rockridge and Berkeley Elmwood neighborhoods searching for awesome holiday decorations